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Meet The Canon Cat.
A new breed of office machine.
The Canon Cat is the world’s first
Work Processor. It is a simple but
powerful office machine.
The Canon Cat is not a type-
writer, electronic or otherwise.
Yet minutes after you plug it in
you can be typing on The Cat like
The Canon Cat is not a word
processor. Yet it will let you write
and edit as well as the most
sophisticated word processor.
The Canon Cat is not a personal
computer. Yet it will let you do
calculations right in the text,
store information and communi-
cate with other office machines.
What is The Cat? As we said, it’s
the world’s first Work Processor.
It can help you write and edit,
communicate and calculate.
It’ll even dial your phone.
The great leap
The Canon Cat is the brainchild
of the man who originated
The Macintosh Computer. This
time he wanted to make, not a
computer, but an office appliance
so simple that anyone could plug
it in and use it— like a toaster.
He analyzed how people
(particularly office people) think
and work. Then he designed
The Cat to work the way people
think. Which makes work easier.
For example, if you look over
the keyboard on this page you’ll
see that it is just like a tradition-
al typewriter keyboard. No fancy
computer keys with confusing
names like Access and Control.
It’s familiar and easy to use.
See these rosy Leap keys?
They are The Cat’s most fas-
cinating feature. Just press one
down, type in a few letters you
remember from a document—
and you’re where you want to
be— instantly. No menus. No
files. No mouse.
If you’re ready to move up from
typewriters to the world of
microchips and screens, The
Canon Cat is for you.
It’s from Canon, home of a long
tradition of office innovations,
including personal copiers and
desktop laser beam printers. The
Cat has been designed to work
especially well with Canon
Printers including The Catl80
Daisy Wheel Printer and the
Canon Laser Beam Printer.
The Cat is so easy to learn that
you or your employees won’t
have to disappear for days into
often frustrating training sessions.
Anyone can become an expert
on The Cat in just a few hours.
The Cat is most affordable.
The Canon Cat will make
mountains of work disappear
faster and easier than ever before.
That’s why we call it the
world’s fust Work Processor.
All right this all sounds good, but how
will The Canon Cat change my day? '
It’s a day like any other day
around here. There’s the annual
update of the customer list to be
alphabetized and sorted. That’s
no easy task.
Then there are all the letters I
have to do during the course of a
day, not to mention the memos
that have to go out ASAP.
Sometimes to one person,
sometimes to the whole company.
And, of course, we don’t want
to forget the phone calls I have to
make. And since I haven’t had
time to update my phone
directory in ages, it’s not exactly
Let’s see, there are all those
reports from the regional offices,
my boss will want to see those
right away. Especially since
they’ll include new names for the
All in all, a secretary’s typical
day. Too much to do and too little
time to do it.
Canon, if you can help me with
a day like today, I’ll believe what
you say about The Cat.
The Advanced WORK Processor "
\es, Kate. Here's how
The Canon Cat can make your day
the notes to see which restaurant
he likes. She highlights its phone
number and has The Cat autodial.
10:30 AM— While Kate epjoys
her first coffee break trading
weekend tales with Louise
from accounting, her
Cat sleeps content-
edly. After five
9:48AM— It had to happen. Just
as Kate was making real headway
on the list, her boss popped his
head out of his office and said,
“Sorry to interrupt you, Kate, but
I’ve got an urgent letter to get off
to Johnson & Bowen. ” There was
a time this would’ve driven Kate
nuts, but since she’s gotten The
Cat, interruptions have become
less of a problem. She simply
taps the Document key
and begins to type the
letter. When she’s done
she presses Print and, using
her Canon Catl80 Printer,
produces a perfect letter.
Back to the
“Oh Kate, ” says the boss,
“Williams will be in town
tonight. Could you make a reser-
vation for two at that place he
likes— the French one?” In goes
the Notes disk, Kate types
“Williams,” leaps directly to
his name with a Leap
key and then checks
9:00 AM— Kate’s at work right
on time. No sooner has she gotten
her coat off then she’s switched
on her new Cat. Checking the
day’s schedule she quickly
realizes that it’s now or never for
the updated customer list. She
inserts the customer
list and simply
any fancy commands.
minutes of not being used, it
turns itself off. No loss of list
though— The Cat knows to auto-
matically record what’s on the
screen onto its disk.
1I:07AM— Just as she’s entering
the new address of Amalgamated
Objects of Akron, Kate remem-
bers that her monthly time sheet
has to be updated. She puts in her
Time disk, presses Calc and
integrates her new hours into the
text. Onward and upward with
12.14 PM —Time to check
with little Ben’s baby-
sitter. Using The Cat
to autodial, Kate hears
the good news: Ben has
gone all morning without pulling
the cat’s tail. The bad news: they
haven’t seen the cat all morning.
Vowing to check in later,
Kate returns to
her Cat and
While Kate savors
her spinach salad,
The Cat gets a call. It’s the
Southern Regional office sending
in their share of the updated
customer list. Both Kate and The
Cat happily digest. The Cat stores
the new information and waits
1:59 PM— Kate checks the new
material from the regional office,
and alphabetizes it using her Sort
key. Then, using her Disk key,
she stores it onto a new disk for
safekeeping. She doesn’t have to
format the new disk, but can use
it right out of the box.
2:47 PM —Another interruption.
This time it’s John, from the
sales department, wanting a look
at last month’s sales figures. Kate
simply Leaps to sales information
and together they ran through a
couple of “What-If” scenarios for
the current quarter, using the
4:12 PM— Just as Kate is
about to finally alphabetize
her masterpiece the boss
appears, looking harried.
“Kate, I hate to bug you, but
‘ ' you check my schedule
for Thursday— am I
meeting with Schultz
or what?” “I’ll just
ask The Cat,”
this memo to the three
managers from the A-list,” says
the boss. Kate types up the memo
on her Cat— and then has the
machine autodial and electroni-
cally deliver the memo to their
4:00 PM— The phone rings and
it’s the Cleveland office, last as
always, with its customer list
updates. Kate lets them feed the
info directly to The Cat and
within minutes is able to put the
finishing touches on their
material and integrate it
into the list.
3:00 PM -Coffee
Break D, the sequel.
Kate uses the time to
write a quick note to a
friend. She pops in her
Address list to get the proper
address and types the letter right
there, transferring it a minute
later to her Correspondence disk.
She prints it out, and sends it off.
Into the list homestretch.
4:23 PM— Kate begins to print
her customer list on the Canon
Laser Beam Printer. Kate’s is only
one of a number of Cats
connected to this amazingly
fast and quiet printer.
Waving goodbye to her boss,
5:00 PM— Kate reaches for her
coat, just as the last pages emerge
from the Laser Beam Printer. She
quickly dials up the West Coast
office and has The Cat transfer
the completed list. She’s off to
help Ben hunt for his cat at
home, happy to know
that she’s done
more work in
one day with
The Cat than
5:14 PM— Checking carefully to
see that everyone’s left, the boss
sneaks out to Kate’s desk and
flips on The Cat. “Now I’ll find
out what all this excitement is
about,” he says to himself, and
eagerly begins to type.
Lets you get where you want
to be— instantly.
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It's not hard to see why The Canon Cat is so easy
Always lets you know how much
room you have left in your Cat.
Points out the text you want to
do something with.
Lets you do just that— with a
variety of Canon Printers.
Answers your questions about
The Canon Cat.
Lets you calculate.
Lets you copy any amount of text.
Lets The Cat automatically do any
repetitive task you want it to do.
FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
Allows you to store approximately
80 pages of text on a 3.5" disk.
Lets you record what you’ve
typed, or play it back.
Uses 90,000 words from The
American Heritage Dictionary and
450 from you to catch spelling
and typing errors.
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Undoes the last thing you’ve
done, so you can change your
Lets you automatically dial phone
Lets you communicate with other
Cats or other computers.
Lets you arrange in alphabetical
or numerical order numbers,
words, sentences and paragraphs.
Its easy to get hard copy fromThe Cat.
The Canon Cat has the flexibility for all your printing needs. The Cat works with the Catl80 Daisy Wheel Printer
and the Cat40 Cut Sheet Feeder as well as the VP3103II Laser Beam Printer.
Size: 9-inch CRT
Black letters on white
background or reverse
Capacity: 80 characters x 24
1, IV 2 , 2 line spacing on display
ROM based software
Built-in Disk Drive
3.5" Micro Floppy Disk Drive
double-track Micro Floppy Disk
180KB (Approx. 80 pages)
13.5"(W) x 20.1"(D) x 10.4" (H)
(342mm x 510mm x 264mm)
Subject to change without notice.
20.3 lbs. (9.2 kg)
120V ( - 15%/ + 10°/o) 0.8A
50°F— 95°F (10°C— 35°C)
300/1200 baud (Compatible
with Bell 212A)
Serial (Compatible with
EIA/RS-232C) and Parallel
(Compatible with Centronics)
Cat180 Daisy Wheel Printer
VP3103II Laser Beam Printer
Most Canon Electronic
Typewriters with interface
Daisy Wheel Printer
Maximum 10 inches (254mm)
Writing Line Width
Maximum 8 inches (203.2mm)
15.1"(W) x 14.8"(D) x 5.6"(H)
(383mm x 375mm x 143mm)
17 lbs. (7.7kg)
120V ( - 15%/ + 10%) 0.5A 60Hz
50°F — 95°F (10°C — 35°C)
Cat40 Cut Sheet Feeder
Laser Beam Printer
Up to 8 pages/ minute (Letter
Courier 10 Regular/Bold
Font Cartridges (Option)
Elite 12, Pica 10
Letter or Legal size
Paper Cassette Capacity
Approx. 200 sheets
17.9"(W) x 19"(D) x 8.6"(H)
(454mm x 482mm x 216mm)
44.2 lbs. (20kg)
100— 115V (50/60HZ. Max.
50°F — 90.5°F (10°C — 32.5°C)
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